Summer Concerts with NPT!

Posted by on May 27, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Nashville Public Television has your tickets to some of the hottest concerts in Nashville this summer. First, we have a great on-air lineup of music programs. Then, with your generous donation during our June Membership Campaign, we’ll send you two tickets to one of the shows below. Enjoy the music and thank you for supporting […]

March Music continues on NPT

Posted by on March 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Our March Membership Campaign continues this week with a slate of exciting music programming. Remember, we’ll be offering thank-you gifts related to these shows and in some cases we’ll air the programs more than once. So enjoy the music and support Nashville Public Television. Here’s a rundown of what to look for this week: Monday, […]

March Membership Campaign means music, music, music

Posted by on March 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Our March Membership Campaign is underway, which means lots of wonderful music programs you won’t want to miss. Remember, we’ll repeat many of these shows during the campaign and we’ll be offering thank-you gifts related to this programs. So enjoy the music and support Nashville Public Television. Here’s a rundown of what to look for […]

Merle Hazard’s latest “Dual Mandate” featured on the PBS NewsHour

Posted by on October 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

Local singer/songwriter/financial guru Merle Hazard (aka Jon Shayne) was featured again this week on the PBS NewsHours’ Making Sense of Financial News series. In this clip reporter Paul Solman uses Hazard’s latest hit Dual Mandate to explain the Federal Reserve’s role in stimulating economic growth while keeping inflation in check. Somehow it all begins to […]

Music City Roots: Live from the Loveless Cafe Comes to NPT and Public Television in September

Posted by on August 1, 2013 at 9:20 pm

We’re proud to announce that the inaugural televised series of Music City Roots: Live from The Loveless Cafe, will premiere right here on NPT, on Sept. 13, 2013 at 7 pm central.  After that it will be made available to public television stations throughout the nation.  What this means is probably best summed up by […]

The Music of Next Door Neighbors

Posted by on November 19, 2009 at 9:20 am

Each of the Next Door Neighbors programs includes original music composed by two Nashville studio musicians, Shane Roberts and Kyle Jones. Azal Khan provides his recording expertise and use of his home studio.

NPT Music Monthly October 2009

Posted by on September 30, 2009 at 8:11 am

A couple of years ago, I caught Tom Waits perform at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis during a rare trek for the artist through several Southern states. In the encore, he played a stirring version of his beautiful and lyrical anti-war lament “Day After Tomorrow.” In the song, a soldier writes home, exhausted from a […]

Dave Matthews Band Kicks Off 35th Season of Austin City Limits

Posted by on August 10, 2009 at 11:56 am
Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band will join Pearl Jam, M. Ward, Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, Andrew Bird and more this year on Austin City Limits as the venerable public television performance show celebrates 35 years. Dave Matthews Band will kick off the season on October 3, 2009 with hits and songs from its latest album Big Whiskey […]

NPT Music Monthly August 2009

Posted by on July 29, 2009 at 10:41 am

Over lunch last week with a friend, the topic of Leonard Cohen came up. My friend said that everyone she knows tells her that she should love Cohen. Everything about him — his acquired-taste voice, lyrical poesy and under-the-radar existence — fit her profile for music she should like. For some reason, however, she didn’t. […]

Two CGPs: Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles in Studio B

Posted by on July 13, 2009 at 2:03 pm
Tommy Emmanuel, left, and John Knowles in NPT's Studio B.

We’ve had some great musicians join us in Studio B over the years during our special membership drive programming. Last year, Cowboy Jack Clement joined us during the airing of Shakespeare Was a Big George Jones Fan: Cowboy Jack Clement’s Home Movies. A couple of weeks ago, it was mandolin player extraordinaire Sam Bush during […]